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Sharing My Decorating Addiction
My name is Jackie and I am addicted to home decorating. As a child I used to drive my parents nuts by rearranging the furniture in my room all the time. Since I branched out on my own, I have transformed every place I’ve lived into a home. I started out decorating my dorm room, then graduated to a room in a college house, and later my own apartment. With my husband, I have decorated two town-homes and I am currently working on our first single-family home.
I started Teal & Lime in June 2011 as a creative outlet to share the projects I was already doing in our home. The dialogue of Teal & Lime had been playing in my head through all those projects, and I finally put into print. It is a journal of making a house our home. When I started Teal & Lime, I was still working in a confining cubicle for a large corporation…it zapped the life right out of me. I broke free at the end of 2012 to spend more time with my family and to grow Teal & Lime. I feel alive again! I get to spend lots of time with my two little boys before and after school. I get to work from my beautiful home in a light-filled, color-filled office. All the while, I continue on the journey of making my house a home and making it ours. I have been blessed to help others do the same in their homes.
Why Teal & Lime?
My love affair with all things teal and turquoise began years ago during my first kitchen remodel. I wanted a fresh and unexpected paint color for the walls. At the time, I was addicted to a long-sleeve turquoise t-shirt that, at least to me, looked fabulous with everything. I always felt great in in it. If I loved it so much in my wardrobe I figured I would love it just as much in my kitchen. Sure enough I was happy to have my kitchen wear that color every day. Oh, I still miss that kitchen. But not to worry the color lives on.
Fast-forward to a few houses later and my go-to colors, teal and turquoise, continue as staples in my home decorating. As my tastes evolved those colors remained favorites. My husband loves them too. After a while though it started to get a little too teal… on teal… on teal… The search began for the prefect accent color. Orange was a bold option, but tricky to get just right and lacked long-lasting appeal for me. Finally, in my current home I have fallen in love with splashes of lime green. Just a touch here and there is perfect. It started in my youngest son’s nursery. I chose an amazing teal for his walls. And, happily discovered a fabric I designed previously looked stunning in the room. The accent color in the fabric was lime green. I rounded up a few lime green storage bins for toys. Later when our family photographer chose lime to accent his newborn photo collage I knew it was meant to be. Teal & Lime.